The Bundesliga ‘Where are they Now’ Post V-6


Diego (Fenerbahçe FK, Turkish Super Lig) Diego scored Fenerbahçe’s lone goal Sunday as they drew 1-1 in the Istanbul derby against Lukas Podolski and Galatasaray.  Diego played for Werder Bremen and VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga, appearing in a total of 160 Bundesliga matches while scoring 58 goals.  Only 30, Diego began his professional career with Santos FC in his […]

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Brazil vs Germany – Reactions “That was football from another world”


History! Simple as that. The record books were completely rewritten in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday evening as Germany swept aside the World Cup hosts with the biggest semifinal win in competition history. Miroslav Klose also broke Ronaldo’s record and became the World Cup’s all-time leading goalscorer. For Brazil meanwhile it was misery all around. It was their first competitive loss […]

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A Personalized Blueprint: How Germany can beat France in the World Cup Quarterfinals

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The moment that Franck Ribéry was deemed unfit to participate in Brazil, France took the first step forward in their pursuit to achieve international glory. Having initially struggled to come to terms with the loss of Bayern Munich’s talisman, Les Bleus have finally managed to hurdle through the daunting shadow of the attacker’s absence by putting on valiant displays of […]

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Germany’s performance against Ghana leaves Jogi Löw with plenty of work to do


The clock had already ticked past the 90-minute mark in Germany’s 2-2 draw with Ghana, when Jogi Löw could no longer contain his frustration: visibly angry that his team gifted Ghana the chance to score the winning goal on the break just before the end of the match, the DFB coach kicked the Brazuca, which had rolled towards him, away […]

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VIDEO – All 15 Miroslav Klose World Cup Goals


Miroslav Klose made history in Germany’s second group stage game against Ghana.  He not only had the second-fastest goal by a German substitute in World Cup history, he also tied Ronaldo as the competition’s all-time goalscorer. It all started with an inconspicuous yet effective performance against Saudi Arabia in Germany’s 2002 opener, scoring a hattrick of headers to record their […]

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Looking Deeper at the Striker Drought for die Nationalmannschaft


As early as 2010, German national team coach Jogi Löw already stated that “attack and left-side of defense were the two positions where we have problems in Germany.” The problem with the German attack is once again in the spotlight, thanks to recent injuries to both Miroslav Klose and Mario Gomez, leaving Löw with limited options. Playing a “false 9” up top […]

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The eternal Miro – The story of an unlikely career


One can’t help but be impressed if one takes a closer look at Miroslav Klose’s stats. The 35-year-old has scored 121 goals in 307 Bundesliga appearances, he has gotten on the score sheet a total of 68 times during his 131 matches for the national team and after moving to Italy at the age of 32, he managed to score […]

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Klose ties Gerd Müller, Lahm reaches 100 caps and Germany one step closer to Brazil


Germany’s 3-0 win in their World Cup qualifier against Austria was all about milestones.  Captain Philipp Lahm became only the 11th player to reach 100 caps for the national team while Miroslav Klose finally equalled a record most thought was unreachable, tying the great Gerd Müller as Germany’s all time top goalscorer. Meanwhile, coach Joachim Löw got his much needed […]

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